Presented by Stephen Souris, Professor of English at Texas Woman's University and host of the Texas Poets Podcast, on December 14, 2016, as part of Professor's Corner, a series of literary discussions at Denton Public Library South Branch in Denton, Texas. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Larry Thomas' first collection of poetry was published in 2001, and since then, he has published nine other full-length collections of poems. Several have received distinguished prizes and awards. Among these awards are the Texas Review Poetry Prize, the Western Heritage Award (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum,) and the Violet Crown Book Award (Writer’s League of Texas.) The Texas Legislature appointed Thomas as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate.